Researcher@Library Blog

New Library resources

The following databases were recently added to the Library’s collection:

TRA Online – Tourism Research Australia’s online data package enables users to interrogate data from the International Visitor Survey (IVS) and National Visitor Survey (NVS).

Statista – A portal for market data, market research and market studies. The database contains statistics drawn from consumer survey results and industry studies.

MGG Online – The authoritative German-language music encyclopedia, Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, is now available as an online database.

Kluwer IP Law – Navigate the increasingly global practice of IP law with specialized, local and cross-border information and tools.

Archives Unbound – Five additional collections from the Archives Unbound series

Source: E-Resources@the University of Melbourne Library blog. 

Tell us what you think – Databases on Trial

Access the following databases via the E-Resources@ the University of Melbourne blog: and contribute to the decision-making process by leaving your comments on the blog posts of the corresponding trial database.

  • Electronic Enlightenment: This makes the most wide-ranging online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to the mid-19th century. Trial ends 31 December 2017.

Please make sure to leave your thoughts on the trial database individual blog posts to aid us once trial ends.

Peer Review Week


It’s Peer Review Week 2017. Some resources of interest from COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics), and LSE Impact Blog, and others.

Winners of the Researcher@Library 2017 ePoster Competition

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Researcher@Library Week ePoster Competition:

1st Prize: Mathematics and assessment in early childhood education – Rachel Pollitt (Department of Early Childhood/Graduate School of Education)

2nd Prize: A Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage System for Space heating – Sheikh Khaleduzzaman Shah   (Department of Infrastructure Engineering)

3rd Prize: Designing animal-computer interaction to shape zoo visitors’ perceptions of animals – Sarah Webber  (School of Computing & Information Systems)

Viewer’s Choice award:  Saving life with new artificial blood vessels – Fatemeh Karimi (Chemical & Biomedical Engineering Department + Chemical Engineering Department/Polymer Science Group)

Congratulations to all of the graduate researchers who entered the competition!

Visit our ePoster Competition Gallery to view all entries.

23 Research Things relaunches

The University of Melbourne Library’s ’23 Research Things’ is a series of short blog posts showcasing digital tools to support your research. Launching Monday 21 August 2017 with new tools and refreshed content, groups of posts will be released on a fortnightly basis.

First up : Office 365, Survey Tools and Web Conferencing

Subscribe to ensure you don’t miss a post. More information and registration.

researcHERs @ UoM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – Researcher@Library Week 2017

Join researcHERs @ UoM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, a one-day event where the University of Melbourne community comes together to improve the representation of women on Wikipedia.

Join in for the day, or attend a workshop or two to learn how to improve existing content, and how to create new articles.


The event will be hosted at both the Parkville and Southbank campuses. No experience needed: there will be workshops for both new and experienced Wikipedians, a cheat sheet, suggested subjects and reference sources, roving Wiki experts, lunch boxes and all-day refreshments!



Date and time: Friday 25 August 2017, 9:45am – 5:00pm

Venue: Digital Studio Level 2, West Wing Arts West Building 148.

More information and registration here.




Date and time: Friday 25 August, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Venue: The HUB Seminar Room, Ground Floor, The HUB (under Lenton Parr Library), Southbank

More information and registration here.


Click here for more information about the full program.


The most important topic you didn’t know you needed: Data Modelling and Design – Researcher@Library Week 2017

Imagine a spreadsheet column for recording participant names. Should you have two columns instead, so you can sort by last name? What about middle name? Is this useful for your research? Names also include titles such as Dr and Prof. Is storing this fact separately helpful? What about aliases and nicknames, are they names? What about more complicated examples such as addresses, tweets, interview transcripts, social networks? Waaaaa!

Data modelling is a process you can undertake to help answer these questions. Data modelling is the fundamental building block on which quality big-data, meta-data and data-bases all rest. It is about working through what you need to record, how you need to store it and to what ends. The ontological decisions you make during data modelling are often fundamentally linked with the underlying theories of your research!

As part of Researcher@Library Week 2017, in this workshop we’ll cover the fundamentals of data modelling for humanities and social sciences research. We’ll also conduct some data modelling task with willing volunteers from the audience!


Date: Thursday, 24 August 2017

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Venue: Digital Studio, Level 3, West Wing Arts, West Building 148 (access via single lift at the rear foyer)

Presenter: Dr Mitchell Harrop.


Click here or more information about the session and to register for your spot; and view the full program here.

Communicating your research: Reaching new and expanded audiences – Researcher@Library 2017

In the modern research landscape there is a spectrum of different methods of communication and publication available for sharing research outcomes and engaging with different audiences beyond traditional peer-reviewed journals. The panel brings together researchers who utilise a range of different forums to bring an interest and engagement with research to diverse audiences. Panellists will discuss their own experiences in research communication, as well as the value and impact of employing a range of methods of communication, and the skills that researchers need to enhance their outreach activities.


Date: Thursday, 24 August 2017

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Venue: Malaysian Theatre B121, Basement, Melbourne School of Design (building 133)


Chair: Dr. Shane Huntington

Panel members:
Dr Lauren Ayton
Professor Stephanie Trigg
Dr Lauren Rosewarne
A/Professor Lindsay Oades
Mike Jones.


Click here or more information about the session and to register for your spot; and view the full program here.

Object based learning workshop with the Print Collection – Researcher@Library Week 2017

Experience the wonders and the challenges of printed images, ranging from the 16th to the 21st centuries, through the eyes of arts students. In this workshop, a part of Researcher@Library Week 2017, participants work directly with the Print Collection to discuss ideas and scenarios currently taking place in arts subjects. Short exercises include pitching an exhibition concept, comparative visual analysis and applying art theory.

Whether you are a beginning or experienced practitioner, join this informal workshop to explore hands-on approaches to teaching and learning in the visual arts.


Date: Thursday, 24 August 2017

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Venue: Leigh Scott Room, 1st floor, Baillieu Library

Presenter: Kerrianne Stone (Curator, Prints).


Click here or more information about the session and to register for your spot; and view the full program here.

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